NHB Modern Plays

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A rite-of-passage play in which a twelve-year-old boy spends the night alone on an island.

Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

    At the Table

    By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

    An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

    Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

      Being Friends

      The first of the three plays that make up Robert Holman's acclaimed dramatic trilogy Making Noise Quietly.

        Catherine Medbh

        A bittersweet and hesitant duologue in a bar between a youngish man and woman who are ex-lovers.

        Published in volume St Petersburg and other plays

          Daughters of the Revolution

          A political thriller set in the midst of a bitterly fought US governor's election, from the Democrat perspective. Part of David Edgar's two-play cycle, Continental Divide.

          Published in volume Continental Divide: two plays


            Terence Rattigan's Duologue is a short monologue play for a female actor in which a woman reminisces movingly about her dead husband.

            Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

              Enter A Gentleman

              A 15-minute play based on Restoration playwright Aphra Behn's tempestuous love affair with John Hoyle.

              Published in volume Fishskin Trousers


                A powerful drama about the potent appeal of far right policies to young people in the UK.

                Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

                  Felt Effects

                  A play that unearths the seismic relationship between two half-sisters and their mother when they are forced together in the A&E ward of the local hospital. Joint-winner of the 2004 Verity Bargate Award.

                  Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays


                    A psychological horror story about a woman suffering a mental breakdown, from the award-winning author of Iron.


                      A 30-minute drama about three generations of a black South African family who contest their relative culinary skills. But food isn't the only topic and the family numbers are declining...

                      Published in volume trade & generations: two plays


                        A farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

                        Published in volume The Browning Version

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                          Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

                          Created by Mark Gatiss